The many faces of inequality in a digitised world: thoughts on deprivation devices, data, deception, disruption and dialogue.

Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk


In this invited lecture, given at the University of Manchester's Pankhurst Institute, Dr Claudia Pagliari examined the complex causes and consequences of inequality, the challenges this has presented for policy interventions, and the tension that exists between the optimistic vision for digital as an enabler/leveller and its potential to exacerbate existing health disparities. Using the letter D as a hook, she described these under the themes of Digital, Deprivation, Devices, Data, Deception, Diversity, Disruption, Democracy and Dialogue. She concluded by pointing to the UN's call for a ‘New Social Contract for a New Era’ to tackle inequalities within and between nations, and the role of digital health as part of this.

Period11 May 2022
Held atPankhurst Institute, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • Digital Health
  • Inequalities
  • Health Inequalities
  • Digital Divide
  • Innovation
  • Levelling up
  • Techno-optimism
  • Deprivation
  • Digital Ethics
  • Data Ethics
  • Privacy